John Travolta praised his former 'Grease' co-star Jeff Conaway as "a wonderful and decent man," after hearing of Conaway's death on Friday.

"We will miss him. My heartfelt thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this very difficult time," Travolta told E! News. In the classic 1978 musical, Conaway played best friend Kenickie to Travolta's Danny Zuko.

Read 'Taxi' star Marilu Henner's tribute and watch the 'Greased Lightning' scene from 'Grease' after the jump. [Warning: Clip contains NSFW language]

One of Conaway's co-stars from the TV series 'Taxi' is also offering her memories of the actor, who died after being taken off life support.

"Jeff was like a brother to me," Marilu Henner, who also starred with Conaway in an onstage production of 'Grease,' said in a statement Friday.

"Tony Danza and I visited Jeff in the hospital almost daily over the past two weeks," Henner said. "We saw how much love surrounded him, along with his sisters, Michelle and Carla, his wife, Kerri, his ex-wife, Rona, and his friend, Lance. Jeff looked the healthiest I'd seen him in a long time and I really thought that he was going to come out of this. I will miss my talented, handsome, loving friend so much."

Although he'll always be remembered as cool cat Kenickie, Conaway's other films included 'Jawbreaker' and 'Pete's Dragon.'

What was your favorite Conaway role?

[E! Online 1, 2]
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